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Point Alum Ashley Burnside was born with cerebral palsy, the most common childhood motor disability, and spent much of her childhood learning how to adapt. As a teenager, her experiences as both a...

April 01, 2022, teampoint

Navigating Your New Queer Independence

  As an LGBTQ+ high schooler, it was incredibly difficult to imagine a life beyond those four...

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March 31, 2022, Hope Harris

We Are Here to Stay - Transgender Day of Visibility

What is International Transgender Day of Visibility? International Transgender Day of Visibility is...

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March 30, 2022, Hope Harris

4 Ways to Learn About Intersectional Feminism Now

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women’s achievements past & present while learning how...

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December 12, 2021, Hope Harris

A Message from Jorge Valencia, Executive Director & CEO

Photo: Jorge Valencia, Point Foundation's Executive Director & CEO As we approach 2022, we are now...

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October 19, 2021, Hope Harris

Meet Point BIPOC Scholar Ash Swain

Why did you choose your major or program?  I've always had a passion for using art in a myriad of...

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October 17, 2021, Hope Harris

Meet Point BIPOC Scholar TJ Olojede

Why did you choose your major or program?  I decided to get an MBA to ease the jump into tech...

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October 16, 2021, Hope Harris

Meet Point BIPOC Scholar Taylor Vassar

Why did you choose your major or program?  All my life math was my best subject, and I narrowed...

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October 07, 2021, Hope Harris

Meet Point BIPOC Scholar Xoë Sazzle

Why did you choose your major or program?  Coming into the awareness and acceptance of my gender...

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October 05, 2021, Hope Harris

Meet Point BIPOC Scholar Charlayne Hurlington

Why did you choose your major or program?  I chose my Liberal Arts & Sciences major and program...

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March 16, 2020, teampoint

Queer Legal Activism in New Haven

On October 7th, the country eagerly awaited oral argument in the Supreme Court case Harris Funeral...

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January 14, 2020, teampoint

Creating Safe Spaces for the Incarcerated LGBTQ Community

I just completed my first semester of law school and yes, Elle Woods, it was hard. Prior to law...

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January 06, 2020, teampoint

Updating UCLA's all-gender restroom map

Photo credit: Daily Bruin Many trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people often have to...

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